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#483485 - 01/11/02 07:57 PM Re: John Buscema [ 1927-2002]
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No.

No, no, no...

Ah, god...
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#483486 - 01/11/02 09:29 PM Re: John Buscema [ 1927-2002]
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He did great work. His Avengers and Conan work--loved it. How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way was a great inspiration for me to pursue drawing and it helped with other things like sculpting. Good basic lesson for heroic proportions.

RIP

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#483487 - 01/11/02 09:46 PM Re: John Buscema [ 1927-2002]
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John was one of my favorite pencilers at Marvel as well. Very sad to hear that he's gone, it took me by surprise. Condolences to those that had the pleasure of knowing him. Here's hoping when I die I'll have a large stack of John Buscema drawn comics waiting for me.

That would be heaven.



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#483488 - 01/12/02 08:32 AM Re: John Buscema [ 1927-2002]
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I found out the news last night when I called my friend Owen, the originator of this thread and (co-)keeper of the Official John Buscema site. Wasn't a shock considering John's health but still saddening.

I got to meet John at a con in Toronto and thought he was gruff in a lovable funny way - a bit of a Santa Claus like character, who gave us all the gift of his gifted talent over the years through his work in comics. When I finally got a copy of How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way, it was like a bible to me. John was one of my all time favorite artists especially for his work on Avengers, Silver Surfer and the too short stint he did on Tarzan.

John Buscema's work was considered the Marvel house style for a while after Jack Kirby, but his art will continue to inspire readers and influence artists for years to come.

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#483489 - 01/12/02 09:34 AM Re: John Buscema [ 1927-2002]
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He was as great as Kirby. From a visual point-of-view, I thought he went beyond Kirby. From Conan to the Surfer to the Avengers, he never gave you the same pose. It was always new and fresh. His layouts were incomparable. He didn't create a legion of characters like Kirby did. That was the only difference between the men.

As a professional, Buscema was the equal of anybody : always on time and always first-rate.

In comics history, he will be remembered most as the definitive Conan artist. His style influenced producers in their choice of Schwarzenegger for the title role.

But to me, he is first and foremost THE Avengers artist. His greatest run was his 80's work, inked brilliantly by the great Tom Palmer.

Goodbye John. We'll miss you. We are all lessened by your absence.

Avengers Assemble !!

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#483490 - 01/12/02 10:31 AM Re: John Buscema [ 1927-2002]
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He was my hero. I might not have gotten as excited about comics if it hadn't been for my indruction to his stint on Savage Sword Of Conan. A lot of people recognize his work from Avengers etc, but his Conan work was just beautiful. John Buscema was a giant among cartoonists. No, scratch that. The man truly deserved the title of 'Illustrator'. The comic artform will be diminished in his absence.

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#483491 - 01/12/02 12:37 PM Re: John Buscema [ 1927-2002]
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I met him for the first and only time in last years' San Diego Con.

It was a brief time I spent chatting with him, but one thing that could be said about him, is that he was full of passion and I believe it showed in his work.

I am glad I got to tell him how much I enjoyed his work while he was here.



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#483492 - 01/13/02 02:13 AM Re: John Buscema [ 1927-2002]
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Awful news. [img]/resources/ubb/frown.gif[/img]


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#483493 - 01/13/02 09:12 AM Re: John Buscema [ 1927-2002]
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I'm heartbroken...
It was Buscema's work on Savage Sword of Conan that made me want to be a comic creator.
As far as I'm concerned he was the finest storyteller to ever work in the industry.
He will be sorely missed.


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#483494 - 01/15/02 03:35 PM Re: John Buscema [ 1927-2002]
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I just found out from this board yesterday that Mr. Buscema is dead. To me, no crying smilies or rounds of profanity I could put here seem adequate to convey the loss. Not even this stupid post.

John Buscema *defined* some of the key parts of Marvel's silver age. Try imagining the Avengers without his art. Would the classic scene where we learn "Even an android...can cry" have held *half* its poignancy without his magnificent full page spread of it? Could the Silver Surfer have been as memorable without his classic rendering of "Faster! Faster! The Overlord would sup!" sequence? The answer is, of course, "Hell no!" And I'm only including two of *many* career highlights here. His Conan work defined the character for years to come.

He will be missed. What else can be said?
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